ABOUT / BIOGRAPHY
Named #3 in Paul Riley’s “Critic’s Choice Top Ten Best Albums of 2015” in Country Music People (Jan 2016), Annette Conlon is an American Roots artist that leans towards alt-Country. Performing with a full band, duo, or solo she captivates audiences everywhere. While the lyrics are raw and emotion-provoking, Annette’s beloved voice is the unforgettable through line. Notes AXS.com, ‘When you hear Annette Conlon’s vocals, it’s hard not to think about Judy Collins and Emmylou Harris.’
Her debut solo album, LIFE, DEATH, AND THE SPACES BETWEEN was released in April, 2015. The 15 songs explore the dark and light parts of Annette’s two-year journey with a deadly illness, multiple surgeries, and a major brain injury, wrapped in the warm blanket of Americana music. Will Phoenix at AXS.com was first to review the record in April 2015 and found it “a sincere compilation of emotionally-born compositions.”
Her sad sweet songs tear at your heart, her bluegrass tinged songs make you want to dance, and her voice makes you want to sing.
A five star review in Country Music People (July, 2015) states, ‘Annette Conlon has given us 15 remarkable songs. She emerges at once as a major talent.” With “poetry (that) balances on a pinch between faith and despair,” (Rootsy.nu February 2016) “Annette Conlon has created a moving, intimate, magical, melodic country trip.” – Country Music People (July 2015)
ON THE RADIO
Tracks from LIFE, DEATH, AND THE SPACES BETWEEN are earning radio play in the U.S., Europe, and made the Top 100 RadioFreeAmericana chart. The five star review in Country Music People caught the eye of an UK online retailer and an international distribution deal out of Nashville, TN is now underway.
ON THE STAGE
Annette plays in and around Los Angeles with her full band, duo, and solo, at well known venues such as El Cid, House of Blues, Cinema Bar, at NAMM, Kulak’s Woodshed, Genghis Cohen, Molly Malone’s, The Mint, and WitZend, among others. Her monthly residency at MUSE on 8th is host to some of LA’s most in-demand acoustic acts. As a solo and duo artist she has performed along the coast of California, in Colorado, in North Carolina, and in Tennessee, including the famed Bluebird Cafe. As a live performer, Annette has toured the country for years, from local club dates to regional festivals to state fairs. With rock band Eden Automatic, she opened for The Pretenders, The B-52s, Missing Persons, and Duran Duran. Annette also performed with husband Doug in the The Conlons, and provides support for him when he performs at various venues and events on the west coast.
Annette is the creator of NetteRadio, a long-running internet show dedicated to supporting independent women in music. She has produced more than 55 artist showcases that also raise funds for a variety of charities. For this, she has been recognized by the American Red Cross.
Annette has been featured in Fierce Magazine, Examiner.com, and AXS.com, and her writing has been published in ROCKRGRL.
Annette was voted ‘Fan Favorite’ by the 2015 L.A. Music Critic readers and her CD LIFE, DEATH, AND THE SPACES BETWEEN received a nomination for an L.A. Music Critic Award. She is a 2015 HMMA (Hollywood Music Media Awards) Nominee. She was awarded the 2011 Songsalive! Songwriter of the Year Award and she was a recipient of the 2009/2010 ASCAPlus Award.
Her music has been licensed for several films.
She is endorsed by Bedell Guitars, Daisy Rock Guitars, Seagull Guitars, L.R. Baggs, Schubb Capos, Guitar Moose Guitar Picks, and Couch Guitar Straps.
Annette has been a voting member of the Grammy’s (NARAS) since 2001. Her work was nominated in round one for the 58th GRAMMY consideration in several categories, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Album of the Year, as well as Best New Artist, Best American Roots Performance (First Suicide), Best American Roots Song (First Suicide), and Best Americana Album (Life, Death, and the Spaces Between).
She is a vegan, an advocate for animal rights, rescues stray kitties, and is passionate about everything she pursues.
She is full of gratitude.
Membership: ASCAP, NARAS (voting 2001), Americana Music Association (voting 2015), FAI (Folk Alliance), and NSAI – Nashville Songwriters Association.
Other memberships include: Songsalive!, GoGirlsMusic, and LAWiM (Los Angeles Women In Music)
Annette works with many great organizations such as Songnet, IMC, Rockin’ Moms, and Mamapalooza.
LIFE, DEATH, AND THE SPACES BETWEEN was funded by Kickstarter. Annette is grateful to everyone who supported this debut solo record by contributing to and sharing this campaign.
Previous bands: The Conlons, Eden Automatic, who toured and released (four CDs), Somebody’s Sister, and Love Garage.
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